Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Home is to be a place of rest. The family should feel at ease and secure. If they are stressed from activities and the pressure of deadlines, or too many projects, there will be tension and misery.
A grumpy husband is soothed by a pleasant environment and a calm wife. Rambunctious children settle down when they become familiar with a structured routine.
A wife who doesn't take on too many projects, can tend to her home and family duties with a sweet demeanor.
Often, we mothers put too much pressure on ourselves to accomplish too much, and it only leaves us weary.
We certainly have a list of daily tasks, but if they are a regular habit - a routine, we can handle them with an unhurried approach.
We make home a precious place, when we tend to our work in a sweet and steady manner.
Daily we must fight the mentality of being overly busy. We must deal with the onslaught of potential clutter of both things and life, so our homes can be places of peace and rest.
The sweetest reminder of having a peaceful life, is to take care of a newborn baby. A baby brings out the quietest, most patient devotion in a mother. This helpless, precious infant makes everything else seem meaningless, as Mother sits in a rocking chair for hours, humming lullabies and cuddling that small child.
When the baby is content, mother tidies the house and smiles to the family. She looks over the crib, of that sleeping baby, with the greatest sense of joy. She has won the battle of giving up the hectic life, and traded it for a peaceful, settled life at home.
Grace Kelly would never be one of those - Bossy Wives.
Do not focus on a visual result - The Sum of Godly Motherhood.
It is the memories and daily actions - Homemaking Links the Generations.
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